Night Flight

Night Flight : Vocal score

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for SSATB and cello Night Flight was written to mark the centenary of Harriet Quimby's pioneering flight across the English channel. Setting texts by Sheila Bryer on the mysterious powers of the sea, earth, and air, McDowall uses vocal clusters and haunting solo cello lines to highlight the sense of fear, awe, and majesty experienced by an individual pitted against the elements. Cecilia McDowall was awarded the 2014 British Composer Award in the Choral category for Night Flight. The solo cello part is available for sale separately.show more

Product details

  • Sheet music | 32 pages
  • 210 x 254 x 2mm | 100g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0193408228
  • 9780193408227

Review quote

Night Flight won the choral category of the 2014 British Composer Awards and it is not hard to see why. McDowall invariably brings something new and unexpected to each of her compositions and here the immediacy and range of Bryer's poetry has prompted her to refresh and extend her musical language with invigorating results. * Music Opinion, January 2017 * McDowall's own descriptions of the three movements are apt: vigorous, majestic, and luminous respectively. Night Flight won the Choral category of the 2014 British Composer Awards, and it is easy to see why. The vocal writing is direct and colourful, and the addition of a cello to the choral texture lends an exotic and invigorating dimension to the soundworld. * Jeremy Summerly, Choir & Organ, July 15 *show more

About Cecilia McDowall

Educated at Edinburgh and London Universities, Cecilia McDowall has been described by the International Record Review as having a 'communicative gift that is very rare in modern music. An award-winning composer, McDowall is often inspired by extra-musical influences, and her choral writing combines rhythmic vitality with expressive lyricism. Her music has been commissioned, performed, and recorded by leading choirs, among them Phoenix Chorale and the Choir of New College, Oxford, and is regularly programmed at prestigious festivals in Britain and abroad.show more